I don’t know what’s more shocking, all the snow we have to negotiate to get there, or that fact that Peter gave the depth of snow in CM!! Had you down for an inches man. Must be after all his recent time in Belgium 🙂

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Not the only show in town, on the same weekend as Noelanders Bay Island Bonsai had their show. Fantastic quality. Worth a check out on Sam and KJ’s blog.

Sam & KJ's Suiseki Blog (水石)

The BIB show was this weekend and I must admit we had a great time visiting the show and seeing all of our friends and making new ones.  KJ and I took a few snapshots to just give you a glance of what was there. This is a very small selection of photos.

I do want to add though come back in a few days as we post about one of the most artistic suiseki displays we have ever witnessed.

BIB Exhibit of Fine Bonsai 2013

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Great interview with Owen Reich over on Bonsai Prelude. Check it out.

Bonsai Prelude

Two interviews in (almost) 1 week! Well I can’t promise to keep up this pace, but I’ve had unusual luck with two great bonsai artists taking a few moments to answer a few questions about all that they do. I’ve mentioned Owen on more than a few occasions, but for those of you that aren’t already familiar I’ll list a short bio below.

“The past 12 years of my life have revolved around the culture of plants.

My degree in Horticulture at UGA,  5 years of wholesale nursery management, and two years of formal study in Japan at Kouka-en under Keiichi Fujikawa, has culminated in the founding of Bonsai Unearthed in Nashville, TN.

My teaching style is laid back and practical. There are many “gray” areas in the world of  bonsai, but navigating the murky waters is possible. While choosing a proper Kowatari period shirogochi pot for an ancient momiji…

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OK, Very Pretty, Now GO AWAY!!

You can’t fail to have noticed the white stuff everywhere this week. All very nice but I want to see the back of it before we travel over to Willowbog Bonsai on Friday.

I’ve been lucky here to be honest. At sea level we rarely get much and at no point has it been more than a few inches. Pop over the hill to Belfast and it’s a lot worse. Most countries that are used to snow seem to cope with it but the UK is hopeless, everything grinds to a halt.

I did snap a few shots just to record the dates here on the blog. Always interesting to record when we get the snow and what the weather has been like. I is meant to be a Bonsai Diary after all and the weather plays a big part in how our trees grow.

Empty benches

Even in the greenhouse!